Miller asked a great question earlier this month:
What is the number of people dying on trains per year?
I am guessing it is low but just curious with the high profile accidents in Spain (people train) and Canada (freight).
question Greg. Thanks for asking.
So few people die on a train that it makes international news every time it happens.
There have been 134 people dying
from train accidents (including the Canadians who were not on the train) this
This is the same number as about one hour of auto deaths worldwide; or about 1.5 days of U.S. auto deaths.
Over the past ten years, a U.S. source says there were around 300 train deaths in the U.S., so about 30 a year.
The source on worldwide train
deaths has 1,861 train deaths over the past ten years,
or fewer than 200 a year worldwide (includes under developed nations such as India, Pakistan, Africa, etc.)
U.S. alone has 35,000 or more auto deaths a year.
Worldwide, about a million people die every year in an auto accident.
Bottom line: you are so safe on
Again, thanks for asking. Fun checking out the data worldwide.